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Something bad this way comes!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I have been very constant in my exercising since I began my weight loss journey. 5 days a week at least an hour of walking and/or running. My job in doggie daycare keeps me on my feet all day too. Lately, I have been feeling very unmotivated. This usually doesn't stop me from doing my daily routine, but this past Monday, I just couldn't do it. It was kind of scary. I talked myself out of my morning run! The rest of the week was a struggle. I completed my daily hour, but at a slower and less enthusiastic rate. I don't know what's happening. Tomorrow is Monday, my day off of work, and I have no early appointments, so I'm afraid the same thing will happen. "Why get up early and run if you don't have to be up for anything else"? ARGHHHHH!!! C'mon! 5 years into my journey and I'm wimping out????!!!! This is bad.....very bad.
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  • TRUEINDIGO
    Maybe you could slow down for a week or two--could be you're burning out. Give your body a rest for a little while, then back to exercise. Also, variety is a great idea.
    3628 days ago
  • CECE0330
    I think sometimes your body just NEEDS a rest, you know? So it's OK to give it one every once in a while. But if you feel yourself slipping, then sometimes you have to FORCE it back into gear! I had 2 of those days recently, and it set me back a whole week in the Couch to 5K program. I didn't WANT to get up Friday at all to run, but I made myself, and now, i'm back on track. You've come too far to let it go now! Stay strong! emoticon
    3629 days ago
  • LIV2RIDE
    Sounds like it could be time to mix it up a bit. Find something else to do for your hour workout. Maybe try Tae bo (kickboxing), Yoga, Pilates....go to the local library and check out a couple workout DVDs. Give something new a try.
    3629 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    Take a look at what triggered this. I would guess it is emotional. Something happened that isn't being stated here.
    3629 days ago
  • JILLMARI
    Everybody goes through rough spots, what is important is what you do with it. If your best friend was going through a rough time you would encourage her and love her just the same and tell her that she can do it. So be your own best friend and don't be too hard on yourself. Hang in there, it will get better! Of course you can do this emoticon
    3630 days ago
  • SHERRYK5
    It hard to keep motivated and if you have done it for five year you should be proud of yourself. I sure you know you need to find a new motivation or a new exercise program. You can do this!
    3630 days ago
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